Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay Nature Reserve, Hermanus: Address, Walker Bay Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

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Manivasagan N
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Neat and clean
Sep 2021
We did this walk from Walkerbay and it was a magnificent walk on the coastline. Very well kept and well marked out. Easily accessible to all.
Written 14 September 2021
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Ilkleygirl
Ilkley, UK2 009 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful area.
Quiet and peaceful .
Walk along the cliff tops then various places to get down to the beach.
Fantastic views .
Nice way to spend a few hours just watching the waves.
Written 20 January 2020
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kkti2013
London37 contributions
Beautiful, quiet location
Sep 2019
This is an amazing location. It's stunning and very peaceful, and there was hardly anyone there when we went. We got to there from De Kelders but we did struggle to find the entrance to the reserve. This is definitely the place for you if you like peace and quiet and you can have the stunning views mostly to yourself. If you want to visit the caves then I'd recommend checking when the tide comes in as you won't be able to access them.
Written 24 September 2019
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fK8b0c6m
Vancouver, Canada202 contributions
No map, not much walking, just stay in de Kelders
Sep 2019
We had planned to go into the reserve to walk along the cliffs and see right whales. The lady at the ticket booth said it's not the place to see whales, that we should just walk along the cliffs in de Kelders. We asked if there's a map of the reserve and she said no. She said you drive in and park, and take a 20 minute walk along the beach. For such a large sanctuary, we expected more trails to walk on. We didn't go into the reserve, and had fantastic right whale sightings along the de Kelders cliff-top walk.
Written 10 September 2019
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Gill d
Pewsey, UK209 contributions
Pristine wilderness
Mar 2019 • Friends
What a fantastic place. There is about 15 km of pure white sand that you can walk along - from the lagoon mouth near Hermanus to De Kelders. This forms part of a pilgrimage trail as the only person we met on the beach was walking this. Very rough sea - far too dangerous for a swim. We came across a dead bronze shark washed up on the sand, apparently there had been others too - reason unknown at present. Behind the beach the dunes form a natural barrier for the fymbos. This is being restored to its original state so all 'aliens' ie eucalyptus are being cut down.
Written 21 March 2019
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Christine029
South West England, UK225 contributions
Stunning location
Mar 2019 • Couples
Loved this area, even staying in De Keller’s, which doesn’t have a lot else to offer, but does have the most amazing views and direct access toThe Bay by walking along the cliff path. Beautiful area and well worth a visit, especially of heading back to Cape Town airport and wanting a shorter drive to get there after a Garden Route holiday. We stayed at. Cliff Lodge which has amazing views across the bay. It must be wonderful in the whale season, but even without this added excitement, we enjoyed our time here. It’s free to access if walking along the cliff too, it small fee if raring by road and parking at the over the bay.
Written 7 March 2019
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TravelSnobb
Pretoria, South Africa44 contributions
Walker Bay Nature Reserve - Pristine Wilderness and white sand beach
Dec 2018 • Family
Restricted access with few visitors. We stayed on land with authorized access to the Walker Bay Nature Reserve. We travelled by Land Rover due to the nature of the thick sand and dunes. Always be the lookout for animals especially the small slow-moving tortoises. There are plenty of these crossing the sandy path. Drive slow and avoid damage to the fauna and flora. Also important, leave with what you bring in, take nothing and leave nothing to behind.

If you pick the right road towards the south-east you might find your way to the beach. We parked the Land Rover just before the dunes leading to the beach as not to damage anything on the beach.

The beach stretched from near to De Kelders to the Klein Rivier Lagoon mouth, just before Grotto beach. I estimate +/- 16 km of white sandy beach. We saw some motor vehicle tracks on the beach but we would advise not to drive on the beach.

This is a pristine beach with no development on the beach. We stayed for about 3 hours and enjoyed the tranquillity of being the only people on the beach.

A must visit.
Written 21 January 2019
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Theresa6315
Stevenage, UK155 contributions
Beautiful coastal area
Oct 2018 • Couples
Lovely place and great for walking and taking in the beautiful scenery and to spot the whales.Nice fresh air and what a view
Written 27 October 2018
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Marika M
Irene, Gauteng, South Africa30 contributions
You have not seen beauty until you visit Klipgat Cave
Oct 2018 • Couples
Firstly, I should mention that whale watching is about a 100% better in Gans Bay than in Hermanus. Why you would ask? Because the Bay at De Kelders in Gans Bay is much wider and allows you to not only see whales, but also HEAR the whales!
Walker Bay Nature Reserve is an unspoiled piece of heaven with a beach and the amazing Klipgat Cave. It is believed that people from the stone age lived here and once you enter the cave you can see why. It is big, breathtaking and might just restore your faith in mankind again when you gaze upon unspoiled natural beauty.
Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers as there is some climbing and stairs involved. But we are not particularly fit or adventurous and if you walk at a relaxed pace almost anyone can visit the cave.
Leave yourself enough time to walk around and remember water to drink.
Written 24 October 2018
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sixcrazybabies
Sandton, South Africa71 contributions
Unbelievable rustic beauty
Jul 2018 • Family
This is a true hidden gem of the area.

Although a bit too rough for swimming, the beach provided one of the most ruggedly beautiful views we've ever seen. Even as an avid shell collector, I've never seen such a huge variety of shells in one place. The crashing waves and tidepooks were unbelievable! Next time, we would love to visit at low tide to see even more.

Simply stunning! About 35 minutes drive from hermanus.
Written 26 July 2018
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